George Franklin Benfer

December 7, 1937November 26, 2018

George F. Benfer, 80, of Harrisburg, passed away Nov. 26, 2018 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital. He was born on December 7, 1937 to the late Lloyd and Sara Benfer; and preceded in death by his brother, Charles. He was an Army veteran. He worked for Rudy Dinnini Construction and retired from Roadway Express. He liked hunting, fishing, camping, NASCAR racing and old cars. He loved gardening and had a green thumb with plants and flowers. Over the years he did a lot of woodworking and built birdhouses and many other things. George is survived by his wife of 53 years, Delores Benfer; his daughter, Linda Stauffer (Charlie) of Harrisburg; his son, James "Jimmy" Benfer, of Harrisburg; stepdaughters, Eileen Blackburn (Ken) of Illinois, Susan Sutton of California; stepson, David Staiger, of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Travis and Ashley Stauffer; 4 step-grandchildren, Adrienne, Amy, Melissa and Joey; and his brother, Rodney Benfer (Connie). Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, November 30, 2018 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. Burial will be held at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be held from 10:00 AM Friday until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area Inc., 7790 Grayson Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17111.


  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 30, 2018

George Franklin Benfer

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